In 1936, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans lived with three tenant farming families from Hobe's Hill, Alabama, to chronicle the decline of the cotton economy in the rural South and its effects on the people who lived there. Their classic study, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, was continued in the 1980s by writer Maharidge and photographer Williamson, who spent three years with the descendents of the families of the original study. Their book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1990, delves deeply into the stories of the cotton farmers and the socio-economic history of their crop. This paperback edition contains an 80-page section of high- quality photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
When he isn’t crossing the country talking to the people who live here, former newspaper reporter DALE MAHARIDGE has been a visiting professor of journalism at Columbia University and Stanford. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1987–88. He lives in Northern California. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON is a photographer for the Washington Post who, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize he shares with Maharidge, won a second Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the war in Kosovo. His other honors include the World Press Photo and Nikon World Understanding Through Photography awards.
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